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  1. Things We Saw Today: Jurassic World‘s Mosasaurus Doesn’t Like Shark Week

    Da na naaaa naa naa na na naaaaaaa.

    Universal Studios just released a brand new Jurassic World poster, and it is the COOLEST. Also super adorable, let's be honest. I mean... aww, just look at the lil buddy with its lil flippers and oh no it's coming this way RUN.

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  2. Twitter Expands On Its New Anti-Harassment Policies And Practices

    It'll totally stick this time, y'all. Right?

    Vijaya Gadde, Twitter's general counsel, took to The Washington Post this week to expand on the social media giant's shift towards protecting its users from harassment and abuse.

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  3. Things We Saw Today: What “Beyoncé Voters” Really Want From the Government

    1. To stop being called "Beyonce Voters," I'd guess.

    Despite what willfully ignorant political pundits would have you believe, all the single ladies want the same things out of government as everyone else. (via Mic on Facebook)

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  4. Holy Tesseract, You Can Now Read a Never-Before-Seen Passage From A Wrinkle in Time

    This seems fitting.

    Madeleine L'Engle's granddaughter Charlotte Jones Voiklis manages her late grandmother's estate full-time, and discovered a game-changing piece of text several years ago while doing research for A Wrinkle in Time's fiftieth anniversary edition.

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  5. The Mary Sue’s Fave Comments of the Week: Belle Shall Not Pass

    There goes the balrog with his tray like always

    Another week has come and gone, but not without some inevitable suggestions for Beauty and the Beast/Lord of the Rings mashups on our post about Ian Mckellen's role as Cogsworth.

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  6. The Mary Sue Interview: Greg Weisman on His YA Adventure Kickstarter, Rain of the Ghosts

    Greg Weisman is probably best known for his television work, producing amazing animated shows like Gargoyles, Spectacular Spider-Man, Young Justice and Star Wars Rebels. In the last couple years, Weisman has released two YA adventure/paranormal novels: Rain of the Ghosts and Spirits of Ash and Foam. Both books are about Rain Cacique, a thirteen year old girl living in the Caribbean who has the ability to see ghosts.

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  7. [UPDATED] Members of Gamergate Planned to “Infiltrate” Calgary Expo to Actively Disrupt Panels, Calgary Expo Has Evicted Them

    You know, for a loosely defined group who's constantly claiming they don't have nefarious purposes, they sure do like casting themselves as the villain.

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  8. Star Wars Celebration Has Anti-Harassment And Cosplay Is Not Consent Signage And We Love Them For It

    We worked with convention organizer ReedPop earlier this past year on an anti-harassment policy for NYCC, and they've been awesomely implimenting it at cons across the country. Here's the wonderful signage at this weekend's Star Wars Celebration! Thanks for celebrating a safe and fun environment for all, ReedPop. We like you.

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  9. New Signs Decree New York and Philadelphia “No Catcall Zones”

    That cat has lasers for eyes and it knows what to do with 'em.

    If you've been noticing new signs on your commute recently, you're not alone—in honor of Anti-Street Harassment Week (April 12th-18th), nonprofit clothing company Feminist Apparel and the Pennsylvania collective Pussy Division have placed signs throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan and Philly decreeing city streets a catcall-free zone.

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  10. Things We Saw Today: Game of Thrones‘ Lena Headey Represents For NoH8

    Cersei does not abide hate. Unless it's against Tyrion. Then, by all means, go ahead.

    Want to express your support of equality and your Game of Thrones fandom at the same time? Check out this official Lena Headey NoH8 merch! T-shirt, tank, and baseball t-shirt are available. 100% of the proceeds go to the HoH8 Campaign.

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  11. Men’s Health‘s Next “Ultimate Guy” May Be a Trans Man

    Hot. Fit. Brave. Sign me up.

    Men's Health Magazine (or rather, their readers) may be on the verge of getting something right for a change. Fitness pro, Aydian Ethan Dowling, is ahead in the online vote for Men's Health's Ultimate Guy contest - with a grand prize of being on the cover of the magazine. This is all the more awesome, because Dowling is a trans man.

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  12. Two Hugo-Nominated Authors Withdraw Their Works From The Awards This Year

    This is what THIS puppy thinks of the Sad Puppies

    We've been writing a lot about the Hugo/Sad Puppy Controversy this year - particularly the thorough responses by George R.R. Martin about what the Hugos have seemingly become. Well, now other authors are expressing their dissatisfaction with what the Hugos have become by withdrawing entirely from the proceedings.

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  13. New Legislation Introduced for Getting a Woman on the $20 Bill

    A bill for a bill.

    It's becoming more of a reality, and about time. A new legislation has been introduced to get a woman on the $20 bill.

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  14. “Success Kid” Meme Star Helps Crowdfund His Dad’s Kidney Transplant

    There is still good in the Internet. I can feel it.

    In possibly the most Internet story of all time, the now-partially-grown kid known across the Internet as "success kid" has successfully crowdfunded a kidney transplant for his father and managed to inspire us all with hope once again in the process.

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  15. Hunger Games Star Amandla Stenberg Calls Out White Pop Stars for Appropriating Black Culture

    "What would America be like if we loved black people as much as we love black culture?"

    Amandla Stenberg may already be well-known for roles like Rue in The Hunger Games or Macey irving on Sleepy Hollow, but she's still just a 16-year-old who sometimes has to do assignments for her history class; and for a high school project earlier this year, Stenberg addressed the long history of white pop stars profiting off of black culture in her video entitled "Don't Cash Crop My Cornrows."

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  16. Things We Saw Today: Squirrel Girl Destroying WonderCon

    This video is NUTS! (See what I did there...?)

    Deep down, we all wanna be Squirrel Girl - a hero who's also hilarious and super-chill. Oh, and the floofy tail doesn't hurt. Check out this video of cosplayer Zerggiee as Squirrel Girl, wreaking havoc on an unsuspecting WonderCon 2015. Plus, you'll catch a glimpse of some other pretty impressive cosplay.

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  17. Is The Rock an Animorph? Discuss

    IMPORTANTNEWSIMPORTANTNEWSIMPORTANTNEWS

    God bless the good people of the Internet for noticing this.

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  18. Sexual Empowerment vs. Objectification: A Handy-Dandy Visual Guide from Everyday Feminism

    We here at The Mary Sue obviously spend a good portion of our days trying to think critically about how female sexuality is portrayed in media like comics and film, and a common response to criticism of pieces like the now-notorious Milo Manara variant cover is that it can seem difficult to tell the difference between empowering sexuality and objectification.

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  19. Report Shows American Libraries Receive Most Complaints For YA, Graphic Novels, and Books by People of Color

    Uh, happy National Library Week?

    The American Library Association's new State of America’s Libraries Report lists the books that most frequently prompted a "formal, written complaint filed with a library or school requesting that a book or other material be restricted or removed because of its content or appropriateness" in 2014--and according to the ALA's findings, 80% of the most frequently challenged books "reflect diverse authors and cultural content."

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  20. George R.R. Martin Talks Gamergate, Online Hate and Representation of Straight White Men

    "There was never any need for Sad Puppies to "take back" the Hugos. The feminists, minorities, literary cliques, and Social Justice Warriors never took them in the first place."

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